Table 3

Mean and median total hospital charges and length of stay (LOS) based on socio-demographic and injury characteristics of road traffic victims included in the INTRD, 2000–2004
Characteristics LOS Total hospital charges (IRR)
Mean Median Mean Median
Sex * Female 6.0 5.0 966,029 440,255
Male 6.6 5.0 1,159,487 600,625
Age <= 4 6.1 3.0 788,973 374,320
5 - 14 6.4 5.0 933,505 467,540
15 - 29 6.4 5.0 1,130,350 612,229
30 - 44 6.6 5.0 1,152,872 551,460
45 - 59 6.3 5.0 1,086,289 535,779
60+ 6.8 5.0 1,336,937 641,535
Occupation * Retired 6.3 5.0 1,511,020 540,710
Armed forces 6.0 5.0 1,098,797 515,349
White-collar worker 6.1 5.0 1,083,475 499,654
Blue-collar worker 7.2 5.0 1,256,809 792,742
Farmer 7.5 7.0 1,299,259 704,607
Others 6.3 5.0 1,020,330 486,000
Medical insurance* No 6.0 5.0 1,057,233 484,902
Yes 7.0 5.0 1,168,149 654,635
Road user type* Pedestrian 6.6 5.0 1,127,656 523,191
Car occupant 6.1 5.0 1,036,314 466,085
Motorcyclist 6.6 5.0 1,174,484 684,590
Bicycle rider 5.4 5.0 837,929 434,853
Others 7.2 5.0 1,177,953 654,091
ISS* 1-7 5.6 3.0 788,122 383,042
8-12 8.0 7.0 1,487,664 1,022,613
13+ 7.2 5.0 1,635,498 831,546
GCS* 3-8 6.3 3.0 2,226,453 812,361
9-12 8.1 7.0 1,647,298 911,787
13-15 6.4 5.0 1,020,593 534,538
Died in hospital* No 6.6 5.0 1,098,766 565,068
Yes 3.8 1.0 1,464,993 274,938
Use of seat belt*† No 6.0 5.0 1,012,010 455,587
Yes 6.1 5.0 883,428 728,085
Use of helmet No 6.7 5.0 1,182,108 686,574
Yes 5.8 5.0 944,666 585,733

INTRD: Iranian National Trauma Registry Database, ISS: Injury Severity Score, GCS: Glasgow Coma Scale.

* Significant at P<0.05.

† Only significant for total hospital charges.

Haghparast-Bidgoli et al.

Haghparast-Bidgoli et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:281   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-281

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